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Pretoria (South Africa)

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  • Book review: 'The Twilight of the Bombs' by Richard Rhodes

    Book review: 'The Twilight of the Bombs' by Richard Rhodes
    The concluding volume in the magisterial historical tetralogy Richard Rhodes calls "The Making of the Nuclear Age" bears a weighty subtitle that hints at its somewhat discursive nature. "The Twilight of the Bombs: Recent Challenges, New Dangers, and...
  • Absolutes and Ambiguity in the Land of Black and White

    LONEHILL, South Africa -- Willie and Celeste van der Merwe, as descendants of the original white settlers of South Africa, were a privileged species. But as they sipped tea amid the blooming flowers on their veranda back in 1992, gazing over 25 acres of...
  • Nelson Mandela 'able to smile' on 95th birthday

    PRETORIA, South Africa -- Nelson Mandela, who celebrated his 95th birthday in a Pretoria hospital Thursday, has made remarkable improvement, according to President Jacob Zuma and other officials. “I was able to say, 'Happy Birthday' and he was...
  • Nelson Mandela remains in critical condition at Pretoria hospital

    Nelson Mandela’s condition remained unchanged Tuesday, after his health deteriorated over the weekend and he was listed in critical condition at a Pretoria hospital, according to a statement from the South African president's office. Meanwhile,...
  • Obama lands in South Africa, where Nelson Mandela remains critical

    CENTURION, South Africa -- President Obama arrived Friday in South Africa, where the nation holds an anxious vigil for Nelson Mandela, who remains in critical condition in a Pretoria hospital. While flying on Air Force One, the president told...
  • South Africa judge permits televising parts of Oscar Pistorius trial

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday lost a bid to prevent the live broadcast of his murder trial next week in the death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. Under a High Court ruling Tuesday, the bulk of the...
  • Pistorius pleads not guilty to murder in girlfriend's death

    PRETORIA, South Africa -- South African Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius pleaded not guilty Monday to the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, as family members sat behind him in Pretoria’s High Court. Members of Steenkamp’s family,...
  • Oscar Pistorius trial: Victim's mother wants to 'look him in the eyes'

    June Steenkamp told a British newspaper that she was hoping to see Oscar Pistorius face to face as he goes on trial for allegedly murdering her daughter, Reeva Steenkamp. “I want to look at Oscar, really look him in the eyes, and see for myself...
  • Oscar Pistorius murder trial: Witness tells of 'bloodcurdling screams'

    PRETORIA, South Africa -- The murder trial of South African Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius began dramatically in Pretoria’s High Court on Monday, with a neighbor testifying that she heard “bloodcurdling screams” on the night his...
  • Pistorius trial: Guard says athlete claimed all fine after shooting

    Pistorius trial: Guard says athlete claimed all fine after shooting
    PRETORIA, South Africa -- Minutes after shooting and killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, Oscar Pistorius told a security guard that everything was fine, the guard said Friday in the double-amputee Olympic athlete's murder trial. Pieter J. Baba,...
  • Oscar Pistorius trial: Ex-girlfriend tells of athlete's gun incidents

    PRETORIA, South Africa -- Samantha Taylor, blond with dark eyeliner, cut a slight, nervous figure on the witness stand Friday in Oscar Pistorius' murder trial. Taylor, who began dating the South African Olympic athlete in 2011 at age 17, broke down...